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Health Tip: Keep Crohn's Under Control

Health Tip: Keep Crohn's Under Control

03/15/12

(HealthDay News) -- Crohn's disease causes inflammation in portions of the digestive tract, which can trigger diarrhea, abdominal pain and cramping.

The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse says potential ways to manage Crohn's include:

  • Taking medication prescribed by your doctor.
  • Having surgery to help alleviate symptoms, and sometimes to remove a portion of the intestines.
  • Following a healthy, well-balanced diet and avoiding foods that may trigger symptoms.
  • Avoiding smoking.
  • Managing stress.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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